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Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
Estd 1818Established Year
Dalhousie UniversityParent College

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Business)

 16 months
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 14,157 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers MSc in Business with a duration of 16 months, full-time program.
  • It is a research-oriented graduate thesis program and consists of coursework and a thesis option.
  • Major Components of MSc Business programs are:
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Management Information Systems
  • It is designed to give students academic and practical knowledge in both national and international business policies.
  • The first 2 terms comprise coursework and elective courses. In the 3 terms, students will have to choose a research topic for the thesis and work on a field study for their research topic to meet the thesis requirement.
  • In the final term, Students must complete and successfully defend a publishable thesis to be considered for graduation with the degree of Master of Science in Business
  • It provides students with enhanced opportunities to enter a Ph.D. program in business administration or boost a career in the industry with skills in academic research. 
  • Students will be mentored throughout the research process, from conceptualization to data collection, analysis, and writing of results for scholarly publication.
  • University provides the opportunities to apply to a specialized area of the program, allowing students to take focused course offerings that directly relate to their thesis and scholarly interests.
  • Students develop their skills through courses in their area of specialization and by writing a thesis.
  • The Rowe School of Business is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International.
  • The Rowe School is well integrated with regional, national and international businesses, providing unique research opportunities.
  • Placements/Job opportunities after MSc Business are International economist, Marketing Manager, Financial Analyst, etc.
  • The average salary goes up to 63,750 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration16 months
Fees$ 30,338 for 16 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree or related degree from a recognized institution.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in Business or Commerce, Economics, Applied Statistics, Communication and Media Studies, Information Management or Information Studies, Psychology.
  • GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade) in the last 60 credit hours of study.
  • If students apply for any entrance scholarships, a minimum GPA of 3.7/4.3 is recommended.
  • Results of a graduate aptitude test (optional).

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with an upper second class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, students must have a minimum average of grade B+ (75% or above) for UG studies.

The GRE will be accepted in lieu of the GMAT. Students who wish to be considered for an RSB (Rowe School of Business) entrance scholarship must submit a GMAT or GRE score (minimum 300)  for better a chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths and any work experience and/or education students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores 
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.

Application Deadline

Apr 01

Aug 31

Dec 31

Scores Required

92 / 120

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7 / 9

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300 / 340

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65 / 90

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$14157$14157
Books and supplies$1012$1012
Total fees$15169$15169

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
QS Leadership Scholarship $10,000 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forte Fellowship $24,623 Yes N/A
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students can work in Canada:

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

The student gets career opportunities in:

  • International marketing director.
  • Financial controller or manager.
  • International economist.
  • Business development manager.
  • International trade and customs manager.
  • Policy advisor or analyst.
  • Marketing manager.
  • Human resources officer or manager.

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